Before Hanwha Techwin, in Heysham 2 covering a very large area, its staffs needed to walk long distances just to verify an instrument reading, especially for time critical issues related to factory and machinery operations. Thus, Nigel looked for cameras that would best help his colleagues to keep a close eye on the generator’s instrument panels and quickly respond to any technical issues. After evaluation process on various manufacturers’ offerings, it concluded Wisenet video surveillance solution from Hanwha Techwin Europe would more than meet their requirements
Phase one has seen the deployment of 45 cameras, 15 of which are 2 megapixel Wisenet X series 12x PTZ dome cameras (XNP-6120H
). These are equipped with Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) which performs at up to 150dB to accurately produce images in scenes that simultaneously contain very bright and very dark areas.
In addition,13 Wisenet T series network Positioning cameras (TNU-6320
) have been deployed. These 2 megapixel cameras can be programmed to endlessly pan 360° in order to monitor a wide area and they also offer operators the flexibility to select from up to 255 pre-set positions which can be scheduled. Designed to capture high definition images in challenging environmental conditions, the Wisenet TNU-6320s with a robust aluminium die cast exterior, are able to work effectively even, when the ambient temperature is as high as 55°C, or as low as -40°C.
EDF Energy’s control room operators are able to view live and recorded images captured by the cameras with the help of Wisenet WAVE Video Management Software (VMS). This features an intuitive ‘drag & drop’ tool which makes it extremely easy for operators to set up a display of live and recorded images on a single screen or video wall, with customizable layouts and sizes.